We continuously brave the rain and the temperamental weather here in the Philippines. When Typhoon Glenda (International Name: Rammasun) hit last week, it left my neighborhood almost 6 days with no power. Although I am a big fan of rains and storms, I am not a fan of power outage.
I do admit however, that I could have been more graceful. Looking back now, I can’t even imagine how trivial my concerns are when planes are either being shot down or crashing left and right.
I woke up to the news of MH017 shot down, and already I felt awful for Malaysian Airlines. I tried to follow the news as much as I can, but yeah, it does not get better. Nations point fingers left and right, so when Newsweek publishes this article about Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his quiet move to gain access and retrieve the bodies, I am then filled with envy as our own nation leaders lack the silence and humility required when faced with such challenging circumstance.
This is the part that I really loved in this article:
Sometimes, we must work quietly in the service of a better outcome.
I wish most people think this way.
To the families of MH370, MH17, and AH5017, my sincerest condolences. May you find peace amid these chaos.